Online Program

Multi-sector partnerships for health: Eight capacities for effective advocacy

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Phillip Gonzalez, MSPA, Community Catalyst, Boston, MA
The Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program is one element of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, which combines data and action to create solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their own communities. The Roadmaps to Health grantees are diverse, multi-sector partnerships that are using collective impact to address key social or economic factors that impact a community's health—such as education, income and employment, community safety and family and social supports—by making change at the policy or system level. Their goal is to reform policies and systems in ways that will contribute to better health in their community.

This session will provide insights into successful elements for making policy and systems change. Critical components that will be described include an exploration of the multi-sector partnership approach; the advocacy capacity framework developed by Community Catalyst, the technical assistance coach for the program; and the eight core advocacy capacities used to advance policy and systems change. Examples from the 30 diverse multi-sector partnerships that are working to improve their community's health by addressing the key social and economic factors identified within the County Health Rankings will be provided to illustrate each of these components. Examples will also be provided to demonstrate how the 30 diverse partnerships united public health and non-public health partners to address the social determinants that affect their community's health.

Learning Areas:

Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain the importance of multi-sector partnerships for creating sustainable change. Describe eight capacities for effective advocacy by multi-sector partnerships Identify key public health allies for creating policy or system-level change

Keyword(s): Partnerships, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Program Director of the Roadmaps to Health Community Grants program, I work closely with 30 diverse partnerships that are addressing social and economic factors to improve the health of their community. My role includes helping them be effective at engaging partners from inside and outside of public health and teaching them how to be effective at creating policy change. I have also led similar partnerships and created policy change at the state level.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.